Our expert says:
The fact that you have Herpes does not mean that you have to now abstain from relationships, it purely just mean that you have a responsibility towards yourself and your partner/planned partner to take the necessary care, precaution, be monogamous and be open and honest.
The following link could be helpful in getting basic information regarding Herpes.
By the sound of it, you are emotionally distressed and it could be helpful to seek the assistance of a professional counselor to help you deal with the emotional issues and taking the necessary action for your life.
A website that could be helpful is www.sexualhealth.co.za. You are welcome to phone the SASHA Helpline – 0860 100 262; and a facilitator will be able to assist you in finding a practitioner as close as possible to you.
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